Jun 24 2023
Saturday

: VyStar Veterans Memorial Arena, Jacksonville, United States

Main Event
5 rounds contest @ Featherweight
18-3-0
UD 5
UD 5
12-0-0

The tape

39
Age
27
5' 6" / 168 cm
Height
5' 7" / 170 cm
70.1" / 178 cm
Reach
68.9" / 175 cm

Tape record

SUBSDUDUDKO
Form
KOKOKOUDKO
18
Wins
12
6
By KO
4
33
KO%
33
2
By SUB
7
11
SUB%
58
3
Loses
0
1
Stopped
0
1
Tapped
0
0
Draws
0
2011
Debut
2015
21
Bouts
12
53
Rounds
16
3 hours, 59 minutes
Fight Time
52 minutes, 56 seconds

Tape rankings @ Featherweight

5
UFC
9
-
Bellator
-
4
Tapology
5

Josh Emmett vs Ilia Topuria report

Who won Emmett vs Topuria?

Ilia Topuria beat Josh Emmett by unanimous decision in their 5 round contest during the main event of UFC Fight Night – Emmett vs. Topuria, on Saturday 24th June 2023 at : VyStar Veterans Memorial Arena in Jacksonville.

The scorecards were announced in favor of the winner Ilia Topuria.

The fight was scheduled to take place over 5 rounds in the Featherweight division, which meant the weight limit was 145 pounds (10.4 stone or 65.8 KG).

Emmett vs Topuria stats

Josh Emmett stepped into the octagon with a record of 18 wins, 3 losses and 0 draws, 6 of those wins coming by the way of knock out and 2 by submission.

Ilia Topuria made his way to the cage with an unblemished record of 12 wins, 0 losses, and 0 draws, 4 of those wins coming by knock out and 7 by submission.

Josh Emmett's UFC record stood at 10-4-0, while Ilia Topuria's came in at 7-0-0.

The stats suggested that Emmett and Topuria have similar power, both with a 33% knock out percentage.

If the fight went to the ground, their records suggested Topuria had a massive advantage over Emmett, boasting a 58% submission rate over Emmett's 11%.

Josh Emmett was the older man by 12 years, at 39 years old.

Topuria had a height advantage of 1 inch over Emmett. Despite this, he had a 1-inch reach advantage.

Emmett was the more experienced professional fighter, having had 9 more fights, and made his debut in 2011, 3 years and 5 months earlier than Topuria, whose first professional fight was in 2015. He had fought 34 more professional rounds, 59 to Topuria's 25.

Emmett vs Topuria form

Emmett had beaten 4 of his last 5 opponents, stopping 1 of them, going to the judges 3 times.

In his last fight before this contest, he had lost to Yair Rodriguez at UFC 284 on 11th February 2023 by submission in the 2nd round in their UFC Interim Featherweight championship fight at RAC Arena, Perth, Western Australia.

Previous to that, he had won against Calvin Kattar at UFC Fight Night: Kattar vs. Emmett on 18th June 2022 by split decision in their 5 round contest at Moody Center, Austin, United States.

Going into that contest, he had beaten Dan Ige at UFC 269 on 11th December 2021 by unanimous decision in their 3 round contest at UFC APEX, Las Vegas.

Before that, he had defeated Shane Burgos at UFC Vegas 3 on 20th June 2020 by unanimous decision in their 3 round contest at UFC APEX, Las Vegas.

He was victorious against Mirsad Bekti at UFC on ESPN+ 13 on 13th July 2019 by knockout in the 1st round at Golden1 Center, Sacramento.

Topuria remained undefeated as a professional, stopping 2 of his last 5 opponents.

In his last fight leading up to this contest, he had won against Bryce Mitchell at UFC 282 on 10th December 2022 by submission in the 2nd round at T-Mobile Arena, Las Vegas, United States.

Previous to that, he had beaten Jai Herbert at UFC Fight Night London on 19th March 2022 by knockout in the 2nd round at 02 Arena, London, United Kingdom.

Going into that contest, he had defeated Ryan Hall at UFC 264 on 10th July 2021 by knockout in the 1st round at T-Mobile Arena, Las Vegas, United States.

Before that, he was victorious against Youssef Zalal at UFC Fight Island 5 on 10th October 2020 by unanimous decision in their 3 round contest at UFC Fight Island, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates.

He had won against Brian Bouland at Cage Warriors 94 on 16th June 2018 by submission in the 1st round in their championship fight at Lotto Arena, Antwerp, Belgium.

Activity check

In terms of activity leading into the fight, Josh Emmett had been fighting more than Ilia Topuria.

Going to this contest, Josh Emmett had last fought 1 year, 3 months and 12 days ago, while Ilia Topuria's last outing had been 1 year, 5 months and 13 days ago.

Emmett's last 5 fights had come over a period of 4 years, 10 months and 10 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 11 months and 21 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 14 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 2.8 rounds on average.

Topuria's last 5 fights had come over a period of 5 years, 11 months and 7 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 1 year, 2 months and 9 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 9 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 1.8 rounds on average.

What were the odds on Emmett vs Topuria?

Josh Emmett was a 57/20 (+290) underdog going into the contest, while Ilia Topuria made his way into the ring at 27/100 (-370) with oddsmakers.

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